Selling a home can be stressful, especially when you’re not sure you’re getting the best deal. With the general mistrust for estate agents prevalent in the UK, when you ask an agent what is my house worth, how can you be sure you’re getting an honest answer. Well, the chances are you’re probably not!

You see, estate agents make their commissions based on the figure a property sells for, so, if they give you a high valuation, there’s opportunity for them to make more money. Unfortunately, a valuation that’s too high could lead to a very lengthy wait before you get a sale, which costs the agent nothing, whilst you need to find thousands more pounds to continue paying your mortgage whilst you wait.

The True Value of your Home

When it comes to finding out the true value of your home, there really is no cut and dried answer, but one thing that is certain is that your property is only worth as much as someone is willing to pay for it.

Most of us aren’t accountants or maths whizzes, so when estate agents are used, the value of your home becomes a complicated equation involving valuation, time, your own investment into selling, fees and so on, which is extremely confusing.

With a home buying company, the process is very simply. It’s not designed to pull the wool over people’s eyes or make their head’s explode because it’s not in the company’s interest to do that.

It is in their interest to buy your home as quickly as possible, not drag a sale out for months on end, which is why they make it incredibly easy for the seller.


When you choose a home buying company they give you a free valuation and if you like their offer you accept. After that there’s very little that you need to do. They take care of all the legislation, surveys, energy certificate etc. and don’t charge you a penny for it. Once you’ve signed on the dotted line the whole process can be complete in just seven days - a much more appealing prospect than a long, laborious and expensive estate agent sale.

So if you’d like to find out more about how selling to Ready Steady Sell could benefit you then contact them today for free, friendly and impartial advice.